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Anthropology Rap

  
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  ♫Anthropology Rap  
Abed, Troy and June

◄  Album : None  -  Performed by: Troy, Abed and June Bauer  ►
  Composed by: Donald Glover, Danny Pudi  -  First heard: Spanish 101



Quote
It's gonna take a lot to get me away from you! There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do!
EndQuote
Professor June Bauer


Troy and Abed perform a rap with Professor June Bauer in the Season Two premiere episode "Anthropology 101". Like the previous "Spanish Rap", this is mostly a nonsensical rap; this time, it is describing the scientific classification of human beings instead of random Spanish words. The refrain of the song is from the 1982 hit single "Africa" by the American rock band Toto. It is sung by Professor Bauer played by guest star Betty White.


Song and lyricsEdit

Anthropology rapEdit

Community Anthropolopgy Rap HD00:49

Community Anthropolopgy Rap HD

Lyrics:

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata,
The class is Mammalia 'cause boobies, we got 'em.
Order is Primate, Family: Hominidae,
The genus is Homo, but you know you're into me,
'Cause I am in a species known as Sapien,

Dogs used to eat me, but now they bring the paper in.
It's gonna take a lot to get me away from you (Damn, damn)
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do (S-S-Sapien)
I bless the rains down in Africa, (Oh, bless the rains)
I bless the rains down in Africa,
I bless the rains down in Africa. (Africa)


"Africa"Edit

The refrain of the "Anthropology Rap" is from the 1983 song "Africa" by the band "Toto".
(see Trivia section below for more details)

Toto - Africa04:35

Toto - Africa

Lyrics:

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say: "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had


TriviaEdit

Anthropology Rap TerminologyEdit

In the lyrics of the rap Troy uses words from Taxonomy , a branch of science devoted to classifying organisms into groups. The terms relate to how human beings (Homo sapien) are categorized from general to more specific subdivisions.
  • "Kingdom": The second classification ( first being domain) that a particular object falls under; Animal , Vegatable or Mineral .
  • "Animalia": Living multicellular organisms.
  • "Phylum": Organisms within a with similar body structures.
  • "Chordata": Phylum whose similar body structure includes Notochord 's, Dorsal nerve cord 's and Pharyngeal slits , an Endostyle and a postanal tail.
  • "Class": Orgamisms which share a common attribute.
  • "Mamilia ": Highest class of Vertebrata distinguished by hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands ("boobies"), and a neocortex.



Taxonomy chart
Taxonomy chart

TotoEdit

"Africa" was a 1982 song from the American rock band "Toto". It was included on their 1982 fourth studio album from Columbia Records entitled "Toto IV ". The band's keyboardist/vocalist David Paich and drummer Jeff Porcaro wrote the song which eventually became one Toto's most well known hits. In February 1983 it managed to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as coming it at number three on the UK Singles chart.



Toto Africa
"Africa" singles album cover

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